Destination guide

Travel to tranquil Mission Beach

The beaches, rainforest and riverfront display a scene truly unique to Mission Beach. Travelers appreciate the bars in this relaxing city. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

UNESCO sites abound in Mission Beach

Mission Beach is hailed as one of the top gateways to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. This UNESCO-attested wonder can be found stringing its way along the Queensland coast for 100s of miles to the north and south of town, and boat charters and diving excursions out to its multi-colored underwater groves are a must. Meanwhile, the other side of Mission Beach is encompassed by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wet Tropics Rainforest _ a land of snapping crocodiles and misty palm boughs, where safaris and intrepid hiking excursions unfold.


Get wet in Mission Beach

You're likely to get wet in Mission Beach. That could mean just a splash in the warm tropical waters of the Coral Sea. Or, it could mean a fully-fledged scuba diving outing into the kaleidoscopic underwater gardens of the Great Barrier Reef. And it's not just the ocean that's liable to throw out the H20. There's also the roaring white-water rapids of the Tully River to conquer, and the misty rainforest tracks of the Djiru National Park. And when it's time to dry off? How about an evening of yoga poses, or even cooking lessons with local Aussie chefs?


Winter warmth in Mission Beach

Mission Beach follows the same seasonal pattern as the rest of Australia _ winters between May and September, summers between October and March. However, because this is a tropical corner of the continent, you can expect hot and humid conditions with high rainfall patterns for much of the year. The trick is to book those Mission Beach vacation rentals for the months of June, July, and August, which is when you'll be able to kick back on the sands and explore the Great Barrier Reef without the worry of storms.

Natural features

Mission Beach is surrounded by nature

Few places in Australia have the same wondrous natural offering as Mission Beach. If you've been lucky enough to bag Mission Beach vacation rentals on the coast, then it's likely you'll only have to stroll a couple of meters to see the sparkling blue of the Coral Sea, hiding the sprawling majesty of the Great Barrier Reef just a stone's throw from the shore. And in the other direction are the rainforests, popping up with the protected Djiru National Park and Clump Mountain, where lowland woods house rare fan palms and hide stalking southern cassowary _ endangered relatives of the emu.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mission Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 121 vacation rentals near Mission Beach. From 74 Houses to 14 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mission Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mission Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mission Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mission Beach Community Arts Centre: 121 vacation rentals
  • Mission Beach: 121 vacation rentals
  • Bingil Bay Beach: 121 vacation rentals
  • Murdering Point Winery: 124 vacation rentals
  • Clump Mountain National Park: 121 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mission Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mission Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 74 Houses in Mission Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mission Beach include:

  • Cottages: 14 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 14 rentals available
  • Cabins: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mission Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 86 vacation rentals with pool available in Mission Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.